October

5-Oct

1970 The final tracks of “2 Years On” were being completed on this date

6-Oct

1980 The Bee Gees sued their record company Polygram and the bands’ manager Robert Stigwood for fraud.

7-Oct

1978 The film soundtrack to “Grease” featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John started a 13 week run at No.1 on the UK chart.

12-Oct

1999 The Isle Of Man, issued six stamps honouring The Bee Gees. Their mother had run a local post office on the island.

13-Oct

1971 Maurice recorded two commercial jingles, one for Cadbury’s and the other for Spangles.  The Bee Gees also recorded ‘My World’ and two other tracks which weren’t released – ‘What Could Have Been Done’ and ‘Goodbye Blue Sky’

17-Oct

1975 Maurice married Yvonne Spenceley

1987 The Bee Gees became the only group to have a UK No.1 single in each of the three decades, (60’s, 70’s & 80’s), when ‘You Win Again’ went to No.1 on the UK singles chart. This turned out to be the brothers’ fifth and last No.1.

18-Oct

1967 The Bee Gees were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Massachusetts’

19-Oct

1996 Boyzone scored had their first UK No.1 single with their version of the 1968 Bee Gees song ‘Words’.

21-Oct

1971The Bee Gees began work on “To Whom It May Concern”, with the recording of ‘Alive’ and ‘On Time’

25-Oct

1980 Barbra Streisand scored her fourth US No.1 album with “Guilty”. Also on this day Streisand started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with a song written by the Bee Gees, ‘Woman In Love’, the singers only UK No.1.

29-Oct

1983 ‘Islands In The Stream’, gave Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers a No.1 on the US singles chart. The song was written by The Bee Gees and co-produced by Barry Gibb.

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